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Worth seeing, quite crowded

Beautiful and peaceful place, however crowded due to the thousands of pilgrims visiting the grave... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2017
Bucharest, Romania
Great place to visit and retreat

Great place to visit and retreat. Quiet an well maintained. Arsenie Boca's grave was impressive... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Catalin O
Waterloo, Canada
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| near Silvasu de sus Village, Silvasu de Sus, Romania
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Great place to visit and retreat. Quiet an well maintained. Arsenie Boca's grave was impressive. The spring water is amazing!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Catalin O
Reviewed June 7, 2018

It is a sacred place for Romanians, no disrespect, but it was extremely crowded from the parking lot all the way up to the tomb. Many people come just out of curiosity in large groups, loud kids yelling and running around. I get it, it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Aqua_Uomo
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

The location itself is beautiful located in the heart of the nature. But what is going around is unbelievable. Plenty of gypsies al around selling photos, icons and other specific things with the image of Arsenie Boca, which are not even approved by the Romanian...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Bebshka
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

The overall experience was average mostly because of all the people there. Everything there was designed to be sold to the people visiting. The place is beautiful, nice design and could be enjoyable too but not in high season. The road there is really bad...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Andreea M
Reviewed August 23, 2017

The drive extremely hard due to road works. The location is beautiful. Buildings, church and bell: original architecture, Crowds of pilgrims. Commercial character of the place is exaggerated and can disturb people who come to pray and meditate

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank raduati1957
Reviewed August 21, 2017

Beautiful and peaceful place, however crowded due to the thousands of pilgrims visiting the grave of Arsenie Boca, a well known Romanian Orthodox monk who died in 1989. Apart from the beautiful and well maintained nuns houses and the nice church, there are a couple...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Modi116
Reviewed August 20, 2017

An important monastery for orthodox church, a holy and a pilgrimage place. We visited the monastery at the beginning of August. The monastery is very close to Hateg (i.e. about 20-25 km) and since we were passing by we made a stop at the monastery....More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank AlexandruD832
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

We went there during the week and there weren't many visitors (I Guess the week-ends and the celebrations attract more people). The road to the monastery is in construction and there might be some inconvenience. The monastery is peacefull, clean. My disappointment came from the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank freshanana
Reviewed July 27, 2017

First Romanian language printed document, now a lot of women waiting for a miracle. A male monastery converted for woman.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Valentin C
Reviewed July 20, 2017

It's one of the most important monastery in Romania, the grave of Arsenie Boca, a romanian orthodox monk, theologian and artist.n October 2015 the Romanian Orthodox Church announced that it was considering the cause of his recognition and proclamation as a saint.

Date of experience: July 2017
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